Thursday, 28 March 2013

What can the matter be? (a parody)

Oh, Rio, what can the matter be?
Dear, dear, what can the matter be?
O Rio, what can the matter be?
Johnny Foreigner is being unfair.

We built a stadium to last a lifetime
but after six years it’s closed for repairs.
We built our hopes for the next world cup
but now the plans are up in the air.

They promised to bring so many spectators
but after this fiasco we have denigrators;
we should always consider all factors.
It’s such a sad state of affairs.

© Luigi Pagano 2013

 Rio's stadium closed indefinitely

Luigi Pagano is a contributor to Poetry24 and other websites. He has published three poetry collections the latest of whichis Poetry On Tap.